Live Reading - Wisconsin History Theater "Kangaroo Court"
Is there anything more dangerous in this world that two bored lawyers? In 1865 there were only two lawyers in Eau Claire: Will “Pit” Bartlett and Alex Meggett. And these two lawyers had no clients in their foreseeable future. Bartlett and Meggett decided to hold a Kangaroo Court.
A Kangaroo Court, according to our good friend Noah Webster, is “a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted.” In this case, pun intended, the law was perverted so that Bartlett and Meggett could drum up a little business. Will these lawyers get away with corrupting the law? Or will justice be served?
Cost: $10 (1 free glass of wine)